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Nate Stratman: Pastor of Home Community Church

For the past 17 years Nate has been in ministry which is a bit ironic for someone who never wanted to be involved in church in the first place. He met his wife Kim here in Wilmington while she was a teacher and Nate was a youth pastorat a local church. They have two lively daughters, Ruthie (10) and Ellie (6).

The Stratman family returned to Wilmington in August of 2016 to start Hope Community from First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs where Nate was one of the pastors on staff. Nate is a graduate from University of Arkansas(Go Hogs) and received his Masters of Divinity from Fuller Seminary.

The greatest joy in ministry for Nate is helping others connect or reconnect to God through worship, community and serving others. He loves getting to know people over coffee or a meal so please contact him if you are interested.

Contact Nate (click here) 


Blake Mueses: Ministry Administrator

Blake Edwards Mueses grew up in Wilmington, NC and is a proud graduate of New Hanover High School and then Meredith College where she earned a degree in Business Administration and International Business.

She joined the Peace Corps and served as a Community Economic Development Volunteer in rural Dominican Republic where she met her husband Juan. They moved back to Blake’s hometown in September 2016 and are attending Hope Community.

The best way to describe Blake’s role (which is 20hrs a week) is that she will be Hope’s Air Traffic Controller. Blake will help communicate, organize and connect people to each other and the mission of Hope Community.

Contact Blake (click here) 





Leadership Team: Kathy Risley, Will Cameron and Henry Hawthorne

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